'Those who already stay in Hawaii should follow the messages of local authorities and the instructions of local rescue services; they may want to take into account all possible changes in the traffic of the ground and air transport,' the Foreign Ministry said.
The U.S. Geological Survey announced high alert - code red, which means that the eruption of Kilauea is almost inevitable. The activity may increase rapidly at any moment, causing more gas and ash emissions. Ash clouds already climbed to the 3.600 meter-altitude above sea level.
In case of the emergency, the Ministry recommends citizens to turn to the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States (hotline phone number +1 (202) 322-2616, or call the Ministry's hotline that works 24/7 +38 (044) 238 16 57.
Kilauea is the world's most active volcano, with the last eruption taking place since 1983. It is quite unpredictable and dangerous; nevertheless, despite the huge risks, thousands of tourists come to see it annually.